ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44247
Last updated: 7 March 2014
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Narrative:The pilot of the helicopter and an observer were carrying out a pipeline inspection flight between Cumbernauld Airport and Aberdeen. Approximately 45 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter descended to low level where debris was seen to fall from its aft section.
Bell 206B JetRanger
|Owner/operator:||Total Air Management Services|
|C/n / msn:|| 405|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3 mile NE of Coupar, Angus, Tayside, Scotland -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Destination airport:||Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD)|
Control of the helicopter was lost and it struck the ground, fatally injuring both occupants. The AAIB investigation found that the vertical stabiliser had detached from the tail boom and struck the tail rotor. This subsequently caused the tail rotor and associated gearbox to become detached from the tail boom, resulting in the helicopterís centre of gravity moving outside controllable limits.
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20060105X00011&key=1 http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=WLLY http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/december_bulletin/bell_206b_jet_ranger_ii__g_wlly.cfm
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]|
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